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Weaving Reeds

Essential Weaving Loom Accessories

What are weaving reeds? Weaving reeds are a part of a weaving loom that resemble a comb or frame with vertical slits. Weaving reeds are used to separate or create a space between the warp threads in order to guide the shuttle's motion across the weaving loom and push the weft threads into place. These control the sett of your weaving project. 

What to Consider When Choosing Weaving Reeds

When selecting weaving reeds for rigid heddle weaving, there are a few size considerations to take into account. Firstly, the width of the reed sets the maximum width of the warp. Common weaving reed sizes range from 5 dents per inch all the way up to 24 dents per inch, with 6, 8, 10, 12, or 15 dents per inch being the most popular. The larger the dents per inch, the finer the fabric produced, with more ends per inch. 

When choosing weaving loom reeds for rigid heddle weaving, there are several factors to consider. For more information on how to select weaving reeds for rigid heddle looms, read our blog post titled “Selecting Yarn and Reeds for Your Rigid Heddle Loom.”

How do you choose the right width for a weaving loom reed?

Here are step-by-step instructions for choosing the right width for weaving loom reeds.

  1. Determine the maximum width of the warp. This is generally determined by the size of the reed. Common reed sizes for handweaving are 6, 8, 10, 12, or 15 dents per inch, although sizes between 5 and 24 are not uncommon.
  2. Identify the type of yarn you will be using. Generally, the finer the yarn, the higher dent per inch you need to make a solid fabric.
  3. Consider the type of project you are working on.
  4. Choose the size of reed you will need. Ashford's Knitters Loom Reeds are available in 6 sizes (2.5 dpi, 5 dpi, 7.5 dpi, 10 dpi, 12.5 dpi and 15 dpi) to accommodate a variety of yarns and projects.

What are the benefits of using a stainless steel weaving reeds?

A stainless steel reed has the advantages of being strong and long-lasting, rustproof, and versatile in terms of the dents and widths it can handle. The stainless steel reeds are available in a range of sizes and lengths and are also reasonably priced. Additionally, because stainless steel reeds are rust-resistant and simple to fit the weaving loom, they don't need as much maintenance.

Buy Weaving Reeds Online in Australia

Here at Thread Collective, we share your passion for weaving and know that only the best weaving tools and accessories will do for our customers. This is why we source our weaving supplies from the top suppliers across the globe. We are constantly striving to improve our online selection so we can bring the best handicraft supplies to you.

Thread Collective offers weaving reeds for sale that come in various sizes suitable for ultra-fine yarns to bulky rug weaving. Fan reeds are also available. Buy reeds for weaving from a reputable store. If you can’t find what you are looking for, feel free to contact us during business hours.

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